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Learning To Lean Not To My Own Understanding
Trust Is Important In Any Relationship
Learning To Lean Not To My Own Understanding
Trust is a very crucial ingredient in any relationship. When you have trust in someone or something you are confident that you can rely on them for assurance or that it will do or function as it should. The trust one has in the Lord supersedes anything or anyone else. Think about this; You actually trust a chair when you sit in it? You sit down knowing or assuming that it is going to hold you up. God is everywhere we are! When you trust the Lord you begin to realize that your life is not your own. Upon this revelation you begin the process of slowly and surely relinquishing the things that inhibit your spiritual growth. Your desire to please Him increasingly becomes your main priority.
God knows us from the inside out. As you invite Him into your daily life you are also actually better able to relate to those around you. You try to find ways to encourage them to grow closer to the LORD and foster autonomy yet remain concerned about the well being of all.
Proverbs 3 says “Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.” Of course this is easier said than done. But there is a significant value lesson in this Truth. What does it mean when we say all? Is it not to imply that we exclusively, wholly or entirely commit to whatever it is we are trusting? Trust is developed over a period of time within a relationship. Once trust is developed it brings about a certain stability that is indicative of the relationship. It also yields a sense of security and permanency.
When you truly put your trust in God you can unquestionably rely on Him. God is not like us He does not change! There is no doubt that He will do just what He says. In order to know what He says you must take time in His Word "Meditate upon it day & night". This is also why it is so important to develop an ongoing relationship with Him. God knows our hearts. Before we even ask Him anything He knows what is best for us. To the degree you exercise your trust in Him you begin to grow spiritually and your inner peace will increase!
You know that whatever happens in time (even the bad stuff) GOD WILL work it out for your GOOD!
You begin to lean on Him more. Your understanding begins to open and you become more aware of people, places and anything surrounding you. Your insight and perceptions of Him also broadens. You embrace His Son Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord! When this happens your desire to acknowledge Him more and more in your life is cultivated. You gradually begin to take fewer detours and shift your priorities. You are able to relinquish many of the things and plans that are contrary to what His plan is for your life. No, This does not mean you become rigid or legalistic. Just the opposite you acquire a new found freedom. But you do become somewhat "peculiar!" Remember this type of trust opens your understanding. You consciously realize that you are fully exposed to God. “Those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” I Corinthians 4
Trust again is a very crucial ingredient in any relationship. On our country’s currency it even says “In God we Trust.” But do we really? I often wonder since there has been a plethora of attempts to remove this statement from money; has this type of reasoning contributed somewhat to the overall downfall in our economy that has resulted in a universal recession, yes we are now recuperating from it? Notice this as well; They have allowed Prayer to be taken out of our schools! Is this why so many fatal shootings and crimes are happening within our schools, colleges and universities? What is so interesting is that our places of worship are no longer considered sacred by many. For many they are a social circle rather than a place where our main focus is to Worship & Praise the Lord and lift His Holy Name!
There is even a strong push to redefine marriage and change the oldest institution there is... I am "Pro Marriage God's Way!" This is not at all about hate. It is not right to change or alter what God our Creator has designed in order to appease anyone's desires or inclinations. If you so choose; you can have a relationship with whomever or whatever you want... But please do not try to make it the same as "HOLY MATRIMONY." This is leaning to your own understanding...! You are now infringing on God's written sacred Word! Make it a civil union if this is what you want. This gives you the support of man's civil law to a degree but not God's Blessing. In the long run have you really and truly thought about what this will do to the biological family? LORD HELP US! Due to the shifting in our ever changing moral barometer, has this too resulted in less trust in relationships overall? What now becomes the moral standard? So many just shift partners and change them like giving up a pair of old shoes... Does this gesture display a lack of trust in the Creator who our founding pioneers founded this country upon? It is important to always give credit where it is due.
"GOD IS LOVE!" He wants what is best for each one of us! He wants to be a part of every area of our lives. " It is in HIM we move and live and have our being!" Each day is a precious GIFT from the LORD. Each day is a day to grow closer to the LORD!
According to Proverbs 3 it is quite clear how very important it is “to TRUST in GOD in ALL our ways” in order for our path to be made straight.” I believe all of God’s Word! As I grow spiritually daily it is my prayer that I continually shift to leaning on Him and not my own understanding. As His child I want to “acknowledge Him in ALL my ways so He will make my path straight.” Life is precious and trusting in God, our Creator and Maker of heaven and earth the Author and Finisher of our FAITH, you really can’t go wrong. God really does know what is best for us! Thank You Lord for Salvation & Eternal life through Jesus Christ! It is important to remember from whence we have come… When I see the LORD face to face I don't want HIM to be a stranger!
"TO GOD BE THE GLORY!"